In case you haven’t heard, we had a huge winter storm and “Polar Vortex” across most of the United States this week. In Indiana, we received 12-16 inches of snow, followed by two days of wind to drift the snow, along with bitter cold. My husband and I were even snowed in at home for a day. So, what happens when two engineers are snowed in? You guessed it, we decided to have some fun with the weather.
One such cold weather fun activity was going viral on Facebook: it was the story of Angela Kelly, a photographer in Washington who decided to blow bubbles with her son in the frigid cold and then took these stunning images of the frozen bubbles. Naturally, I wanted to recreate this myself! Since we were snowed in, we couldn’t go out to get bubble solution. So, we made it at home: 2 1/2 cups water, 1/4 cup corn starch, 1/2 cup Dawn dish soap. We even made our own bubble wands out of wire.
It definitely worked!! The bubbles froze in the air. And, while my images aren’t quite as extraordinary as Angela Kelly’s, I still think I was able to get some pretty amazing shots:
And, I would be remiss to not include a few images of the snow as well:
Looking down the snow-filled street at sunrise. There should be a side walk in about the middle of the picture between plant in the foreground and the small plant behind it about mid-picture. Instead, a 3-foot snow drift.
Here’s hoping you and yours stayed safe and warm during the storm and were able to have a little fun too!